Book Report on Call of the Wild

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Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild

BUCK, A POWERFUL DOG, half St. Bernard and half sheepdog, lives on Judge Miller's estate
in California's Santa Clara Valley. He leads a comfortable life there, but it comes to an
end when men discover gold in the Klondike region of Canada and a great demand arises for
strong dogs to pull sleds. Buck is kidnapped by a gardener on the Miller estate and sold
to dog traders, who teach Buck to obey by beating him with a club and, subsequently, ship
him north to the Klondike.

Arriving in the chilly North, Buck is amazed by the cruelty he sees around him. As soon as
another dog from his ship, Curly, gets off the boat, a pack of huskies violently attacks
and kills her. Watching her death, Buck vows never to let the same fate befall him. Buck
becomes the property of Francois and Perrault, two mail carriers working for the Canadian
government, and begins to adjust to life as a sled dog. He recovers the instincts of his
wild ancestors: he learns to fight, scavenge for food, and sleep beneath the snow on
winter nights. At the same time, he develops a fierce rivalry with Spitz, the lead dog in
the team. One of their fights is broken up when a pack of wild dogs invades the camp, but
Buck begins to undercut Spitz's authority, and eventually the two dogs become involved in
a major fight. Buck kills Spitz and takes his place as the lead dog.

With Buck at the head of the team, Francois and Perrault's sled makes record time.
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